Jump Start a Career with
FETC’s Practical Nursing Program
Fred W. Eberle Technical Center Offers Comprehensive Nursing Classes
The Administrative Council of the Fred W. Eberle Technical Center operates the FETC Practical Nursing program in Buckhannon, WV and is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE). Students take part in clinical in hospitals, nursing homes and community agencies throughout North Central West Virginia. A few of these include St. Joseph’s Hospital in Buckhannon, Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in Weston, Crestview Manor in Jane Lew and many others.
Completion of the Practical Nursing Program results in a diploma and graduate nurse pin, and eligibility to take the West Virginia State Board of Examiners for Licensed Practical Nurses licensure exam (NCLEX-PN).
Call FETC today at (304) 472-1259 to learn more about our Practical Nursing program.
Practical Nursing Program Requirements
The Fred W. Eberle Technical Center Practical Nursing program is for post-secondary students only. Those looking to apply must meet the following requirements:
- High School Diploma/Equivalent
- TEAS Entrance Exam
- Drug Screening
- Physical & Dental Exam
- Immunization Records
- Criminal Background Check/WVCares Eligibility
- Personal References
Prospective high school students should consider taking anatomy, chemistry, physiology, and basic math to fully prepare for FETC practical nursing classes. Students in clinicals will need their own transportation to their clinical site.
Benefits of Pursuing an LPN Career with FETC
Why pursue a career in Practical Nursing? Those looking to begin their LPN career know the demands and challenges presented in day-to-day work. Future nurses must understand the importance of meeting all patients’ needs, and work to excel in the field. The FETC Practical Nursing program will provide the necessary field experience to prepare all students for life inside the hospital or care facility.
Those who are compassionate, enjoy caring for others, and looking to expand their knowledge on proper, skilled nursing practices should consider applying to our comprehensive program. Our faculty works closely with all students to ensure their success.
How to Apply to the FETC Practical Nursing Program
The Fred W. Eberle Technical Center Practical Nursing program runs from January to December each year, with applications for enrollment accepted from March 1 to August 15. Nursing classes are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 3 pm, and clinicals are 7:30 am to 2:30 pm. Tuition and fees cost about $6,100 and are subject to change. Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Please view our Practical Nursing Handbook for a cost breakdown of our program.
If you are ready to start your LPN education, contact FETC today, or download our Practical Nursing program application. Our helpful office staff will answer any questions and keep you informed of the application process.